Our Fresh Kefir Grains include approximately 2-3 tbsp./35-40 grams of fresh Kefir grains, and instructions on how to care, maintain and propagate your fresh milk Kefir grains. Our Kefir grains are propagated using only the highest quality fresh local pasteurized cow milk. Some suppliers sell dehydrated Kefir grains which do not work as well as fresh grains. Our Kefir grains are made fresh each week and harvested the day of your order. Fresh Kefir grains will produce a full flavor profile, making authentic Kefir. Fresh Kefir grains will propagate, producing more grain, doubling about every ten days, depending on ambient room temperature. Working with real Kefir grains is easy. Freeze your extra grains for later use or give away to others. We include a packet of Dry Kefir Culture to make Kefir using only this culture to compare to Kefir made from fresh grains.
Purchase one or both of our Fermentation Heater Belts** at a nice discount ($14 & $18 respectively) to maintain a warmer temperature in your Kefir making vessel, very useful during the colder winter months. **Use our Heater Belt once you start fermenting at least 1/2 gallon or more of milk.
Real Kefir grains will produce a full flavor profile, making authentic Kefir. These Kefir grains will propagate, producing more grains. Working with real Kefir grains is easy. A few minutes each day will make the process simple and produce a superior product. Healthy and probiotic, Kefir is an excellent supplement to your diet. When you receive your fresh Kefir grains, you will want to revive them by feeding them 1 cup of whole or 2% milk, allowing them to ferment the milk at room temperature(70-80f). After 24 hours, feel them by adding a second cup of milk. This process will allow the grains to revive and grow. By the 3rd or 4th day using a third or fourth cup of milk, this little batch of starter Kefir can be used to ferment a larger amount of milk. Start with one quart(liter) of milk, and add the starter Kefir to it. Check your Kefir in 12 hours. If your Kefir is watery and you notice a separation of the grains/milk solids and whey(watery liquid), the ferment was too long. Add more milk, stir and allow another 4-8 hours. When the Kefir has a creamy texture and smooth, it is ready to consume. When the Kefir has a creamy texture and smooth, it is ready to consume. You will want to strain the Kefir from the grains using thin mesh cheese cloth or a colander with tiny holes. You don’t want to lose the very small Kefir grains down the drain. Homemade Kefir will be thinner than store bought and may need to be strained to produce a thick product. Additives or thickeners are sometimes added to commercial Kefir to thicken it. A rubber band and cheese cloth is included. Directions included to convert milk Kefir grains to water Kefir grains.
Purchase an additional package of Fresh Kefir Grains for only $12.00. Your order of fresh Kefir grains are harvested day of order to insure their vitality. They are never dehydrated.
Kefir grains contain some or all of the following bacteria and yeast:
Lactobacillus acidophilus|, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. delbrueckii, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis, Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus keﬁranofaciens subsp. keﬁranofaciens, Lactobacillus keﬁri, Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus sake, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. dextranicum, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides, Pseudomonas, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Pseudomonas putida, Streptococcus thermophilus
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great product and service
Posted by Matt on 4th Jun 2017
I bought my milk kefir grains a few weeks ago, and they have been working perfectly since then. They have multiplied so fast, I now have 2 backups in the freezer. The culture arrived promptly and in good condition, and was making good kefir in a couple days. I called the phone # for help, and was pleasantly surprised at the level of knowledge, and the generosity of the help provide. If you are looking for real kefir (I have bought some of the others so I can now tell the difference), this is the place to buy.
Posted by Kevin Smit on 31st May 2017
I have found the grains to be producing kefir wonderfully.
2 day shipping!!! Awesome
Posted by Niki Johnson on 2nd May 2017
The milk grains are of outstanding quality. They have already doubled in size. I am so glad I found your company and ordered them from you!!
Posted by Tilly on 25th Apr 2017
These kefir grains are great. The kefir is thick and tangy. I've had the grains for about two weeks and they have already doubled. At first I kept them too warm but now I keep the grains in the milk for longer, about 14 hours before straining the grains out. Then I let it sit for another couple of hours, depending how much time I have. They arrived 2 days after I ordered them online!!!
Posted by JC on 18th Apr 2017
Kefir grains were great and still doing well, but the heater belt seems a bit to hot and is to large for Mason jars. Need to have a smaller size option. Also, Steve gave quick response to questions I had. Overall, very pleased. Will definitely shop again.
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